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>> good evening. with a special presentation with the channel 2 newsroom. in this program we'll present series of recent special report that's have affected change here in the bay area and impact your daily life. we begin where the port of oakland a $7 billion operation. in one case, the spending happened at a private room karaoke bar that some people suggest its a front for
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prostitution. >> reporter: for several nightings we recorded a parade of women many dropped off going into this downstairs bar on 14th street in midtown oakland. it's a familiar scene neighbors say they've been concerned about for years. >> the first thing i thought, there's just too many of them to be waitresses in this place. >> reporter: the business build itself as a private room karaoke bar. is where port of oakland spent $550 last career. the receipt shows his credit card was charged 1:44 in the morning. >> they were like what's going on down there. is this like some kind of weird prostitution thing going on? >> reporter: when we visited bart, -- bar, a regular there
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told us you can get girls here. in an online review, a customer said he was shown 6 women and asked which one do you want. can you tell us what business you run here? we found the bar manager out front. what about all the girls come in here. >> you seeing girls? this night club, karaoke. it's like guy and female and not connection here. recover -- >> reporter: you have a love connection here? anybody playing to be with these girls? >> no. that's what i know. i don't really know. >> reporter: we discovered the receipt at cafe juliet. much like quan, we found lawrence duncan was reimbursed for thousands of dollars public money spent at
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exclusive hotels overseas suchs such as in china. duncan made repeat visits to the international club a restaurant and massage parlor in china. shouldn't the port already known about these expenses? >> it's a mixture of shock and dismay. >> reporter: the now sights an ongoing investigation. >> we're going to get to the bottom. >> reporter: that is the answer the port spokesman gave to almost every one of our questions. why would the port approve of these expenses? >> this is all part of the investigation. we're going to get to the bottom of the matter. >> they're doing this because they can get away with it. >> reporter: marvin brown is a professor of business ethics and author of a book called "corporate integrity." he says changing the culture goes beyond putting an executive on paid leave. >> what these events tell us is
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the kind of world that's being created by the people managing the port of oakland. report as for lawrence duncan -- mr. duncan that is eric rasmussen. we tried to reach him directly for his explanation. we're still waiting for a response. >> we are outraged. the media has exposed what we've known all along. >> what we uncovered set off a series of protest of oakland workers. workers were furious. our report put the report top officials and its board on defensive and launch a series of external and internal investigations. the port commission placed director on administrative leave. as our investigation continued,
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we discovered it was more than oakland port officials visiting that same private room karaoke bar. some oakland police made repeated visits to that same place. here again eric rasmussen raising question about what police officers are dynamic on the clock. >> reporter: we catched the same scene play out at cafe juliet in midtown oakland. our camera recorded women in skimpy clothing figure into the downtown business. a minivan dropped off as many as 7 him at a -- women at a time. others say the scene we observed has been going on for years. she told us it's not just the women and mostly male clientele that have her concerned. >> we've seen a police officer go in and out sometimes at night. sometimes police car parked out here for a couple hours.
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>> reporter: on our first night outside the bar, a marked police cruiser parked in front of us. moments later we watched sergeant go inside. next night young's cruiser was back again. it was another officer in another patrol car who parked and went inside. as soon as he left just before midnight sergeant young returned on his third pass of the night, young drove through the parking lot next to cafe juliet. just quick question for you, cafe juliet on 14th street. why are you there night after night? >> because my friend works there. >> reporter: sergeant young
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spoke to us. are you doing this as a favor to your friend? >> no. my friend works there. not owner, not anything else. >> reporter: is that the reason you're giving this seems to be a lot of your time? >> i will go down there when i'm off and i stay there. >> reporter: don offered a different explanation when we told him about our video visiting a bar in uniform during his shift. >> i do security check there. what happens, can we talk off camera for a second? >> reporter: he said he couldn't elaborate because of an investigation. young insist there's nothing illegal happening inside of cafe juliet. i had a regular tell me flat out you can get girls here. >> that's completely untrue. i can't say for a fact because i don't follow the people home. >> reporter: can you tell us what kind of business is being run here? we found the bar's manager john out front. what about all the girls we see come in here every night?
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>> you see any girl come in here now? >> any police officer should know as you and i should know what's going on in there. >> reporter: we showed our video to former alameda county charles plumper. >> i would start immediate investigation, absolutely. right now. >> reporter: plumber with more than 50 years in law enforcement doesn't believe we stumbled into an ongoing investigation. >> if they were checking on this place, it wasn't be uniform doing it. report oakland mayor jean quan she expected police chief howard jordan will investigate. >> if he has this information, he will investigate it. i have confidence if there's any misconduct that he will do the right thing. >> reporter: so far, chief jordan has not responded to our repeated request to interview
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him, or officer kuo. >> howard jordan issued a written response. chief jordan said, i take these allegations very seriously and the department open investigations as soon as the circumstances were brought to my attention. because these are open investigations, i am limited in what can be discussed. now to what the state called pay. taxpayers might think of it as an unwarranted way to rake in extra money for simply going one's job. debra villalon shows us millions of our tax dollars are handed out. >> reporter: we asked state workers about pay. extra pay for the risk.
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or a hazardous material team. why would administrators at state headquarters reek in more than a million dollars in pay. the emergency was the recession pushing stop staff to put in long hours. >> i don't know what the rules there. there are different categories. >> they basically creating their own emergencies by creating a fiscal crisis. then to handle that crisis, they're benefiting from it. >> reporter: credits point to pay record showing supervisors who can't get overtime. >> the fact they're doing the ones doing the abuse is shocking to me. they should be representing us. >> reporter: employment development is one of dozens agencies. boosting managers pay by as
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much as $1200 a month. payouts total almost $5 million over 4 years during a time most state employees were being forced into unpaid furloughs. >> it has to be evaluated by management of our department. >> reporter: the finance department racked up a million dollars in pay. preparing annual state budget. >> it's not uncommon to have late nights early mornings in order to meet those constitutional deadlines. >> why are they getting paid extra dollars for ding -- doing their job. >> reporter: the premium was never meanttor desk jobs. stuck on days on end at wildfires. critics look now to governor brown who famously took away
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stay issue cars and cell phones. >> when we return how keeping something too close to your heart can kill you.
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breast cancer strikes more than 200,000 women annually. killing 1 in 5, 40,000 of them every year. john reveals how young women maybe putting themselves in harms way. >> reporter: it's convenience say many young women. >> it's probably the most convenient place to put it. especially when you go out. >> it's really easy to feel the vibration. >> if i'm wearing a dress ever, i slip it in the strap or down in the center. >> reporter: maybe they should talk to tiffany france. >> we never took it seriously
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after she was diagnosed. >> reporter: tiffany got breast cancer at 21. >> her tumors where her cell phone were against her skin. >> reporter: no genetic or other risk factors surgeons removed tiffany's left breast. >> reporter: donna james also got breast cancer at 39. the dots here are where her tumors developed. her doctor said it was unusual distribution exactly matching her cell phone. this image shows tumors were just under the surface of her skin. >> all in this area here which is where i tuck my cell phone. >> reporter: jane said she did that for 10 years. >> i thought cell phones were safe. i was under the impression that they were. >> reporter: breast surgeon lisa bailey tell me cell phone related breast cancer maybe common. but doctors rarely ask about phones. i looked at this random case.
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would this be in a place where cell phone would have been carried? >> very likely. >> i would never wear a cell phone immediately next to my body. i would advise all women not to do that. >> reporter: nevertheless bras like these are now on the markets with pockets for cell phones. doctors say it may be the heat of the battery or the radio frequency radiation that make these risky especially for younger women. >> these young breasts are in the early evolution, are more sensitive to changes. >> reporter: breast cancer specialist john west are now sounding a warning. they say men are also getting breast cancer under cell phones in shirt pocket. the wireless industry denies there's a problem citing lack of scientific evidence. >> there is no evidence, that's because we haven't studied it. >> until further data disproves it. i would keep cell phones away
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from the body. >> reporter: you should read the manufacturer's fine print. the iphone manual says keep the phone less than 10 meters away from body party. >> it might save a life. it might chemotherapy. >> i am convinced that her cell phones has caused her breast cancer. >> reporter: if there is a risk and we don't find out 5 or 10 years from now, we will see a whole cluster of young people with breast cancer. doctors say better save than sorry. >> we have a lot of are reaction from this story from both men and women. paula wrote, please ladies do not carry your cell phone in your bra. radiation sitting right on your chest ask a recipe you don't want to take a chance with.
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charles wrote, i don't believe this 100%. just phones do have radiation but cause cancer? why isn't there a case with someone having brain cancer? we have a lot more information for you on ktvu.com. it's a painful debilitating medical condition. it seems to be inflicting more and more young people. >> reporter: 24-year-old nursing student told us it started as a painful wrist patch. >> when i got shingles, i was out of work for 2 weeks. >> reporter: pain spread to several spots. she blamed stress. >> i was unaware i was stressed. to me, i thought i i was busy. >> reporter: 25-year-old brian
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got shingles. former cardinals angel tony larussa forced him to retire. >> the pain can go on usually for a couple or 3 weeks and on occasion can be permanent. >> reporter: david wits says shingles was once thought a problem for the elderly. study show 75% of us have the chickenpox virus. when around kids with chickenpox, adults get sort of immune boost and rarely get shingles. >> doctors say this vaccine can cut your chance of shingles in half. you can think of it like a chickenpox booster. >> give it when you're old enough to protect you when you're 80 and young enough to have the low risk of shingles. >> reporter: just a bigger
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dose, the shingle vaccine is approved for age 50 and older. >> it can be really painful. >> i hear it keeps people from doing quite a bit. i hope i can avoid it. >> reporter: doctors say one way, reduce stress. >> reporter: paula says she's controlling her stress, one bottle of shingles was enough. >> when we return, our investigation to help parolees including sex offenders are using court order to cut off their court order from going back to prison.
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>> when sex offenders go on parole gps tracking devices are a condition of that parole. of almost 1200 at large offenders violating the tracker mandate almost a thousand are sex offenders and could be in or close to your neighborhood. >> reporter: this department of corrections website may come as you a surprise. updated daily it shows at large parolees bailed on the gps monitoring system. it includes many sex offenders from bay area county such as ronnie cook guilty of sexual
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battery and darrell from alameda county guilty of wild molestation. >> if you're a sex offender and you're on the loop, you're looked for. >> reporter: ktvu obtained this whistleblower letter. >> you take your ankle monitor off, that suppose the great tool to take care of the really bad guys. they take area ankle monitor off, bye. no problem. >> reporter: assembly bill 109 was realignment bill that change the way the california prison system operate and removed the ability of the state to return sex offender to prison. >> if you're a sex offender and you're on the run, that's not a low level violation folks. that's big serious. >> reporter: we've learned that one big problem is cutting off the gps tracking device is not a felony.
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if an offender does it, he is not isn't back to prison. this kind of misdemeanor will nod land a person back in county jail for long. >> depending on what county you're in. if you're in fresno county, they're not taking parole violators because of overcrowding. >> reporter: sex offenders in fresno county who parole are not caught because over crowding. after pouring through hundreds of pages, we found maurice ortiz was arrested for failing are register as a sex offender. he is now back behind bars but for less than 5 months. >> after we aired our story, state senator ted leu we plans on introducing legislation very soon making it a felony for any parolee to disable their gps device.
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. >> whether it's the salvation army bell, the person to person touch works best at the door bay area stores, malls and street corners. rita william launched a 4 month investigation and she learned how one charity was padding its pocket instead of helping the helpless. >> reporter: giver beware. you give but where does your money go? how do you know? do you feel bad you're collecting under false pretenses? if you're legitimate, why are you running away? we taped this woman who called herself dee, collecting money in san jose for rose lee house.
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>> rose house. it's in santa clara county. >> she's a con artist. people thinking they're giving money. >> reporter: that's why this shopper contact us. we watched dee arrive before dawn to get a spot in front of a target store and stay until well after dark. we saw people give her money lots of it. in return she gave them a sucker. how much have you given to rose a. lee? >> 10 or $15. >> reporter: we dug down and found the story was much bigger. >> i know it's a scam. >> reporter: navy veteran dean harvey said a year in a half ago he was homeless in san jose and recruited by the same folks. >> on the collections, it's a 60/40. you get 60 and they get 40. >> reporter: with zero left
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with the charities he says nonexistence. >> i was hungry and broke. >> reporter: we visited the real rosea lee house in san francisco. folks there say they have great need. >> i'm meteorologist mark tamayo. still, some heavy rain to report in the santa cruz mountains. in fact, a flash flood warning remains in place for the river around felton. river levels will be cresting shortly. we'll continue to move the maps around to show you the activities. the heaviest rain to south and east of san jose. we have a flash flood warning posted here about another 45 minutes to an hour or so.
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that could be changing for the national weather service. this area has experienced decrease in the rain rate and san francisco creek out toward palo alto. up in the north, activity really backing off. santa rosa reporting partly cloudy skies. napa river currently just above flood stage and still going up until 8:00 this morning forecasting to crest at 17.2 feet. napa river napa will continuing to up as well. that's the latest information from the river forecast center. russian river at hillsburg, not even approaching flood stage but guerneville just approaching flood stage. about a foot below flood stage. we'll continue to keep eye on the warnings and watches. we will have more updates
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throughout the evening hours and the complete forecast wrap on the 10:00 news tonight. >> he said he will call me back with an tax i.d. number and an attorney will call me. no one has. what's the name of this? for dee, when she saw us coming, she grabbed the money lock box and suckers. >> you are the boss and not me. >> reporter: are you talking to willie? >> loaded them into her car, a bmw and sped away. hitting a shotting cart as she -- shopping cart. >> this story came to us by one of you, a viewer and we want to hear more from you. if you have an idea please e- mail us. california have just voted themselves numerous tax increases for the common good. personal good seems to be the prime motivation for many takes
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evadetors. >> reporter: our search led us to high-rise of downtown san francisco. the employment law and civil rights attorney is seen smiling in pictures in his office with president obama and former president clinton. he wanted nothing to do with our camera. we trying to track down those who owe the state. mccoy is also a former san francisco ethics commissioner, once tasked with keeping politicians honest now he's facing his own ethical tax dilemma. is it fair that folks like you don't pay your fair share? >> i pay my fair share. i pay all of my taxes as i can. so, that's all i got to say. >> reporter: the san francisco attorney told us in a letter today that he is working with the franchise tax board to pay his bill. mccoy is just one in a long
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list of californians on the hook for back taxes. we reviewed the top 500 deadbeats and found respected professionals including other lawyers, doctors, realtor and nurses. hollywood celebrities clueing dionne warwick and steven. we couldn't find him but here on main street in hayward -- we confronted another tax evadetor. >> you and your husband owes the state. >> reporter: the franchise tax board also says the couple living in this 2.5-acre in clayton is way behind on his
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taxes. >> [dog barking]. >> reporter: then there's dr. ball at walnut creek. he's number one on the list of corporate tax delinquents. >> we asking why he hasn't paid a $4.2 million tax bill. >> reporter: we will continue to publicly shame these tax evadetors. missing money that could have a tax impact on education. >> when question come back, it seems to be a mystery of the universe. we'll show you your own personal best option.
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>> with most cell phone contracts lasting 2 year, many consumers want to make sure they get the carrier that deliver the best quality for the lowest price. no one service fits all.
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>> reporter: who has the best mobile phone service? >> verizon. >> at&t. >> metro pcs. >> we never tell anybody. >> reporter: bill moore can help. uses only store bought unmodified thongs indoors and outside and while driving. >> we put software on it that helps automate test. the test we run are calls and up load and download data test. >> reporter: employees travel around the nation recording the data and transferring it to free maps you can access. that general information is not specific to how you use your phone. >> for some people, all they want that phone for is for calling. other people all they care about is data services. if i'm a teenage, i probably only care about texting. >> reporter: there's a free
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metrics app for apple or android. it will allows consumers to immediately check signal strength from right where they are, compare other coverage and report dead spots. the more people who use it, all of that combined data makes it more accurate. >> what the crowd and the consumer provides here is much more of a realtime level of information and many more places and kind of all the time. >> reporter: that's because many factors affect call and data quality. including the number of cell towers the carrier has. the type and amount of wireless frequencies they use, the topography of the land and the weather. in fall and winter phone signal have fewer leads to penetrate. even the telephone you have can make a great big difference. >> we're seeing differences of 10% and 0% in terms of performance. >> reporter: root metrics says
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it retest each area every 6 months to keep up with ever hanging scenarios and technologies. consumers contribute everyday. >> outlet malls are built a as way to shop your favorite high end brand. are you really spending more than you bargain for? here's what my investigation reveals? >> i got two pairs. >> reporter: nancy lewis cruised by the outlets before her cruise to mexico. >> these were $49 and then $29 and then $9. deal of the day. >> reporter: she came ready to load up. alexandra came here with a different mission. what did you buy? >> nike shoes. >> reporter: how did that happen? both women are textbook outlet shoppers. she cautions -- >> be careful. outlet shopping isn't the
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bargain people think it is. >> reporter: despite what the price tag tells you -- >> beware find a really super huge bargain. >> reporter: according to yar row, the recession left high end merchandise on the market. more than 80% of all the merchandise at a typical outlet mall is made specifically for those on the let store -- outlet stores. that's a tradeoff many shoppers don't know about. >> wow. i didn't no that. that's really surprising. >> reporter: one way to know what you're getting is to examine the label. for example, this is the regular banana republic label. look at these three diamond on this label. they tell you these pants were -- tell you they were made specifically for bat that that
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republic store. shoppers got this response. saying the store have two separate design teams and sell products specifically created for each store. the difference is, banana republic factory store products are sold for exceptional prices. all shoppers look at prices. >> you like the bargains. >> i really like them. >> reporter: yarrow say bargain shoppers often get too wrapped up in mark downs. >> it's part of the reason why so many people have closets full of clothes and nothing to wear. they're buying something based on price and not necessarily they really wanted to get. >> reporter: shoppers can't find good deals at outlets. >> i got this and it was only $88 and i got it for $39.92. >> reporter: that same shirt is full price on free people
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website. the lowest price we can find was $15.99. we found plenty of merchandise that was about the same price you'd find in a regular store. these shoes a the rockport outlet were on sale for $1 less than full price. study show shoppers actually spend more when they're in bargain mode thinking they can't go wrong because they don't want to waste the time and expense they invest driving to the outlet or have a coupon. >> that causes a lot more spending. >> reporter: she said put all of that aside. look only at today's price. ask yourself do i want it, do i need it? she said it leads to spending less while feeling for successful at shopping. adding one perfect thing is better than a bag load of almost. >> college can be expensive these days. so expensive many people forgo it. we investigated a new trend
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that's spreading across the nation. students signing up at major universities taking classes online for free. but ktvu reporter tara found the drawbacks. >> reporter: you can take it for free on the worldwide web. >> no money investment. >> reporter: he got a job with the pal alto online advertising company after he completed 6 online courses in 2 months. >> thing about tech and hearing the value, no one pays attention to the credentialing. people more interested what you can do. >> there's this big area we try to get in. >> reporter: professor keith
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who teaches intro to math course at stanford, says this idea of education broadcast to the masses at no charge is unchartered territory. >> i have students in my course, -- >> reporter: this quarter 62,000 people signed up for his online course. at stanford, they were offer this january and what happens next, educators are calling nothing short of a phenomenon. >> 450,000 people i think registered and signed up. >> reporter: hannah isn't sure how she feels what people getting for free since she pay top dollars for. they help placed him in a job. >> i'm thinking about a year to
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get something comparable. >> reporter: professor said these three classes do not lead to a college degree. all students we spoke to say online is not on campus. to get that experience, you'll need to pay stanford tuition. >> when we return, bullying has become more and more, how people can use the internet to harass schoolmates. we investigate to see if the new laws are working.
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. >> despite the internet's wonders it also gives bullies another place to pick on people. a canadian teenager recently killed herself what she said was nonstop bullying. >> reporter: the bullying is often caught on video. this video posted earlier this
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year by a frustrated mom. last month, connecticut police investigated threatening facebook posts and bullying can devastate. just days ago a 15-year-old took her own life. the stories are new but bullying is not. assembly member faced as a child. did your school keep you safe? >> my school, no. i felt that i was alone in this. >> reporter: is it safe now? are we doing enough now? >> i would say, i don't think we're doing enough. >> reporter: since 1999, 10 state laws about discrimination and bullying passed. two went into effect in july. one those laws provides a paper trail. we sifted through hundreds of federal discrimination compliant and struggled to find any that dealt directly with bullying. the state says you will not find any in its uniform complaint system either.
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that's because bullying wasn't included. educators still advise people to go to teenagers first. >> this law has the claw that's requires teachers to intervene when they witness act of bullying. >> reporter: for at first time ever, a $400,000 school audit is under way. >> i want to see what's in place. to see if the teachers know what the rules are, know what the laws rin a actually talk to students and parent to see if they understand what their rights are. >> reporter: averagely member who wrote one of the laws, supports the audit. we can't expect them to go away in 100 dayses. people talk to say bullying are truly go away when people are
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guided by not law but what's right. >> you can't sleep tight bedbugs bite. an investigation shows even the nation's strictest regulation make no difference to busy biting bedbugs whether in a high end hotel. >> reporter: it's the kind of souvenir tourist and business travelers don't want to take home. >> we sleep. >> reporter: they are bedbugs. tourist in san francisco show us bites on their bodies. what do you think should be done? >> i don't think. kill them. >> reporter: it's a secret every hotel operator knows. >> a lot of times they are traumatized and i had people
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crying and you have to assure them and make sure they understand it's not your fault. >> reporter: the san francisco public health department says tourist hotels tend to handle infestations on their own. the bedbugs registry which registers complaints is encouraging hotel operators to peek out online about their efforts to stop the problem. >> people react differently to this pest. we cannot look at a bite and say whether or not it a bedbug. >> reporter: nevertheless, the problem seem to be getting worse. pest control companies say adult bedbugs can usually be spotted with a naked eye but not always. >> the thickness of a credit card is all you need for a bedbug to hide in. >> reporter: even he missed them in his hotel room and brought them back home. pest control experts would say
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you should take few chances when you check in. he doesn't use the hotel room closet or the luggage rack. he keeps his baggages and belongings on the floor. even the headboards places he said bedbugs can hide without disturbance until they're ready to strike. combating the critters is a daily job for san francisco public health joseph. we followed him into a single resident occupancy hotel where he pointed out a heavy bedbug infestation. san francisco on july 1st implemented some of the nation's toughest bedbug regulation. landlords must pay for a license pest control company. 6 weeks later they have to verify the bugs are gone. landlords face fines for not following the rules. >> the bedbugs don't care about
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your bank account. you are a warm meal and that's all they care about. >> let's make this legislation pass unanimously at the board of supervisors. >> reporter: health officials admit they need more people to fight bedbugs. >> they don't have enough inspectors to go to their housing stock either. >> reporter: for now, these little bloodsuckers can be unwelcoming surprise under any mattress. after we first aired our story, the san francisco board of supervisors approved an ordinance that requires exterminators to report to the department of health. landlords will be required to tell prospective tenants in the
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unit have been inspected. the second amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear arms. a person bad conduct can take that right but not necessarily the weapon away. ktvu mike looks a the what amounts to a military battalion of california who have no right to have them. >> reporter: robert, you'll be close cover. locked and loaded, rolling out, radio is on. target city on this night, san leandro. >> initial contact is the most dangerous. >> reporter: special agents from the california department of justice are on the hunt. >> it appears nobody is home at this time. report but they keep moving. door to door looking for a number of people, people who they say lost their rights to
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own guns but who still have them. >> you can't see behind the security door. >> reporter: he talked about it. in this instance, they knocked on the door and the woman mentally disabled, she not suppose to have a 9-millimeter, she had it. they also found this shotguns and shells that go with it. >> she's prohibited until 2017. report -- >> reporter: john alerts us to new numbers. as of last month, the california doj says more than 2700 of these individuals live in the bay area. east bay resident who lives a few doors down where where agent confiscated a shotgun and
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ammunition. he likes the action the state is taking. >> somebody have a large extensive criminal record shouldn't have a gun. >> reporter: a state doj say it is cross references people with weapons and firearms. convicted felons, domestic violence offenders folks with mental health conviction on probation. >> what we trying to prevent any violent acts happening. >> reporter: baldwin park california, roy perez shoots and kills his mother and including a 4-year-old. he later plead guilty. four years earlier police say perez bought the gun he used in the killing legally. authorities say at the time of the murders his name was in the database of people who's gun should have been taken away, it never was. according to statistics
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provided by california doj, about 75% of the prohibited persons they're looking for are those with mental health disorders. >> you can find somebody already unstable, medicated. agents are on high alert when they go up to these doors. >> reporter: mark says many police departments don't have the time or money to go after these weapons. that leaves the california doj bureau of firearms about 40 agents across the state. everyday the system is populated by new people. it's populating faster than we can bring the number down. >> reporter: they're on their own every week one city at a time one door at a time looking to keep you and others safe. >> for more information on all of our special report, just go to ktvu.com and again, we want to hear from you. if you have an idea,

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